Institut Monte Rosa – International School

Summer Holiday Courses

Swiss holidays

DATE OF COURSE From June 21st to August 23rd, 2017
MINIMUM STAY 2 weeks / Arrival and departure every Wednesday
COURSES French, German or English as a foreign language.

Students are placed in classes according to their level.


Discover our summer courses

At Institut Monte Rosa, even the holidays involve the joy of learning: A special and very popular feature offered by our school are its summer and winter Swiss holidays, "an international lifestyle experience" where students can learn to live with girls and boys from other nations through sports, outdoor activities and language training (French, German or English). A great variety of programs allows students to obtain self-assurance and to understand and appreciate each other.

  • In the morning : students may choose one or two languages and are placed in the various classes according to their previous knowledge.
  • Afternoons : active leisure, cultural events and a variety of sports activities.

Proud to present our 2 new programs for Summer 2017!

The Young Scientist

The Young Scientist - 21st June to 5th July 2017

A 2-week program focused on SCIENCE with 9 exciting  excursions, 32 languages classes, 4 laboratory sessions, a 2-day excursion in the Zurich area and various fun evening programs with activities and games.

Program highlights

Application form

Heidi's Swiss Secrets


Heidi's Swiss Secrets - 26th July to 9th August 2017

A 2-week program to discover Switzerland and its traditions including 13 exciting excursions, 40 languages classes and plenty of evening activities.

Program highlights

Application form


One program, different cultures

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Teaching boys and girls of different nationalities to live side by side in a spirit of democracy, through sports, open air activities and language courses: that is the main aim of our holiday camps. Thanks to our varied programs, pupils gain confidence in their own resources and learn to value each other. They quickly develop a healthy approach to life. At Monte Rosa each day is an unforgettable experience.

Our summer courses

  • French-German-English as a foreign language
  • Other subjects on request
  • Private classes
  • Certificate

Students are encouraged to complete a project in the form of an illustrated composition, before the end of their stay, in order to qualify for a certificate.

Example of one day at Monte Rosa

Friday, July 8th - Daily program

07:30 Wake up
08:30 - 10:05 Classes
10:05 Break, sign up for the program in the activity room
10:30 - 12:05 Classes

followed by room control and supervision

13:00 - 13:30 Conversation class

Afternoon program

13:30 Meet in the garden for the following activities:
  • 1st GROUP: visit the Château de Chillon
  • 2nd GROUP: waterskiing & wakeboard
  • 3rd GROUP: swimming pool
  • 4th GROUP: departure at 12:45 for rafting in Rougemont (bring your swimming suit, a towel and warm clothes)

Evening program

18:30 Dinner

Sport competition: football - minigolf
or various activities in the garden: arts & crafts
The snack bar Monte Rosa will be open
Tennis lessons

22:00 Lights out for all student

Included services

For each registration, our summer holiday program includes the following services:

Classes :

  • French, German or English as a foreign language: The chosen language lessons take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings.
  • Students are interviewed and then placed in a class suited to their level.
  • 22 periods of teaching are provided, including conversation classes. On request, students may study one other language of their choice.

Boarding :

  • Including the three following meals: breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation :

  • In double or triple rooms according to availability.
  • Text book and exercise books, including scholastic and academic help.

Residence taxes

Extra scholar activities :

  • Excursions, social and sporting activities
  • Use of swimming pool and tennis court, mountain biking, barbecue and a wide range of competitions with prizes, in accordance with summer course program
  • Excursions and activities are organized and supervised by our staff

Non-included services


Some options and extra activities are not included in our standard weekly price. These are mentioned in the Application Form, such as:  

  • Obligatory accident and health insurance, medical and dental care, private tutoring, pocket money and other personal expenses
  • Airport transfers, horseback riding, waterskiing, tennis lessons, etc.
  • On request: Single room, according to availability

An application fee of CHF 100.- and a refundable deposit of CHF 500.- are required at the time of application. Payment of fees must be settled before commencement of courses, or before for students needing confirmation of full payment for visa purposes.

Choose your daily activities


Each day, pupils may take part in one of the three to five different activities on offer on the daily program, including excursions and cultural visits to cities and places of interest.Two - day tours: Top of Europe Tour and Swiss Tour!

Leisure activities offered at Monte Rosa

  • football
  • volleyball
  • tennis
  • athletics
  • fitness training
  • minigolf
  • archery
  • waterskiing
  • sailing
  • windsurfing
  • basketball
  • badminton
  • mountain biking
  • horseback riding
  • jogging
  • big banana
  • rafting
  • concerts
  • artistic productions
  • ballets
  • cookery courses
  • visits to museums and art galleries
  • arts and crafts
  • parties
  • disco evenings
  • films

Apply online

You are interested in our summer holiday program? Register online by using our form and to submit your application directly to our staff.

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